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Michael Dobbs

As pro-casino folks bide their time, here’s some food for thought

G. Michael Dobbs

It’s mid-August and one would have thought by now we would have been at least at the start of the media blitz about the repeal of the casino legislation.Apparently the pro-casino forces are waiting until after the September primaries when the potential for their message to become lost in the noise has decreased... Read More


WNE women’s soccer completes first-ever foreign tour

COMO LAKE, Italy – Despite having a possession advantage as well as a greater number of shots, the Western New England University women's soccer team lost, 2-1, on a late goal in the 85th minute to Real Meda, a ... Read More

Springfield College Pride well-represented on U.S. Pan Am Volleyball Cup team

SPRINGFIELD – When the United States competes in the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup next week, Springfield College will have three alums represented on the team.  Charlie Sullivan will serve as the head ... Read More

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zz-top-1.jpg ZZ Top grooves into the Big E this fall

ZZ Top grooves into the Big E this fall

Carley Dangona

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Each year the Big E brings some of the biggest names in the music industry to its fairgrounds, but this year marks one its most influential yet because rock legends ZZ TOP will perform.<b ... Read More
dvd-review.jpg ‘The Wipers Times’ a different kind of war comedy

‘The Wipers Times’ a different kind of war comedy

G. Michael Dobbs

An intriguing story of World War I and a surprising good documentary from William Shatner are featured in this week’s DVD review column. ... Read More

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